Entries by Thomas Nybergh

Darude on a plane and beyond: The silly art of Finnish Windows95man DJ Teemu Keisteri

  Considered by some as an alternate Finnish national anthem of sorts, producer Darude’s international smash hit Sandstorm has a special place in the Finnish millennial psyche. The song, released back in 2000, connects us back to a time when it could heard as old-school ringtones on Nokia phones or admired as a music video […]

Twitter fends off The Daily Mail’s “Enemies of the People” front page in fine style

  This week saw an extraordinary attack on the British judiciary. A day after three British High Court judges ruled that a parliamentary vote was required to begin the process of Britain leaving the European Union, they were labelled “enemies of the people” by The Daily Mail. This once pro-Hitler rag has a long tradition of anti-EU, anti-immigration scare mongering neo-nationalism. […]

These marvellous movies posters show why adding ‘ing’ to movie titles is surprisingly funny

Recently, the absurd hive mind that is the internet inspired another fun meme related to pop culture: Just adding the ‘ing’ suffix to movie posters. From Crichton theme parks gone wrong to horror classics, we think this meme will lighten up your week a bit… at least if you’re into dark humor. To keep it […]

1995 video promo for internet cafe puts Finland on the hi-tech map

Recently, the online elite was amazed by a Finnish Internet Café video promo from 1995, which really should open our eyes for how quickly the world has changed. Back then, computers were clunky, fast internet connections were extremely expensive and there was no Wi-Fi. Since we can assume the charmingly corny video probably didn’t serve […]

This amazing Instagram photographer will teach you about Helsinki’s walls

Anyone who’s into Helsinki should take note of this Instagram profile, Helsinkifacades. The account has one goal: documenting the facades of Helsinki, in glorious detail. The idea isn’t new: the Ihaveathingforwalls Instagram is a must-see for any friends of architecture, but this hyper-localized account documents Helsinki, one wall at a time. We warmly recommend reading […]

18 reasons why you shouldn’t bother going to Helsinki’s Flow Festival

Often described in the international press as one of Europe’s best music festivals, you’d think Helsinki’s Flow would be a no-brainer to add your bucket list. However, before you rush to get your last minute ticket of the partially sold out event (August 12-14 this year), you should consider these 18 very important reasons to […]

Video: How Edward Snowden and The Yes Men trolled music fans at Roskilde Festival

The Danish Roskilde music festival recently got into a slight controversy over signs warning festival goers about a new policy: complete surveillance of all phone and internet traffic. But it turns out that the festival, which took place over the course of June 24 to July first this year, actually trolled its visitors, hard. With […]

Boris Johnson has offended at least 61 countries. Here’s how he did it.

Just when you thought British politics couldn’t possibly get any more farcical, the newly unelected Prime Minister, Theresa May announces the appointment of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary. While it was widely expected he’d get a role in cabinet, the smart money was on a ministerial position of little significance or power, such as Minster for Culture. […]